Lineman electrocuted while working on high-voltage line

Published 2:23 pm Thursday, August 3, 2023

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A Lancaster man was electrocuted on July 26 while conducting maintenance on an electrical line.

Bluegrass 911 received a call at 10:45 a.m. on July 26 reporting that a lineman had been injured.

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Lincoln County Fire, EMS and Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene in the 1000 block of Harness Ridge road located in the Broughtentown community.

Preliminary investigation indicates that Steve Turner of Lancaster, was conducting maintenance on a high voltage electrical line while elevated in a bucket truck when he was electrocuted. Co-workers at the scene administered aid until EMS arrived. Turner was transported by Lincoln County EMS to Fort Logan Hospital where he was later pronounced dead by Lincoln County Coroner Farris Marcum.

The case remains under investigation by Detective Sgt. Michael Mullins.

Attempted murder investigation

On July 17 at 9:01 p.m., the sheriff’s office was dispatched to the Highland community in reference to a reported vehicular assault incident.

Deputies and Lincoln County EMS indicated they found Timothy Poynter of Stanford, who had sustained life-threatening injuries.

During the course of the investigation, it was determined that some type of verbal altercation ensued leading up to Poynter being assaulted by two subjects. At one point during the incident, a hammer was used to strike Poynter in the head.

Poynter was transported to Fort Logan Hospital before being transferred to University of Kentucky HealthCare, where he was listed in critical condition.

On July 31, Alexandria Logan of Stanford was taken into custody.

Logan was charged with attempted murder along with four active warrants. She was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.

Charges are pending for the other suspect involved.

The case remains under investigation by Det. Sgt Michael Mullins and K9 Deputy Logan Smith.